CNN posted an interview with Andre Geim, a Manchester University physics professor who is also one of the discoverers of graphene. He told the news outlet that thus far graphene development has progressed very quickly, meaning that the material may appear in consumer products sooner than might be expected.
I don’t dare try to predict the future, but if the speed of development of the last ten years is of any guidance we can expect to see graphene everywhere soon. Typically it takes 40 years for a new material to move from an academic lab into a consumer product, but within less than ten years graphene has jumped from our lab into an industrial lab and now there are pilot products all over the world. Governments around the world and probably more than 100 companies are spending billions on researching these materials. So, it probably deserves the superlative of the fastest developing material as well.